There’s an old song that says, “Life is a highway and I want to ride it all night long.” Well, some people enjoy the drive, or the ride, and some people are constantly whining and asking, “Are we there yet?”
So it goes in life as well. One of the key tenets I live by is to enjoy the journey. The way I interpret that is to get on for the ride.
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It’s Up to You if Your Ride Is Bumpy or Smooth
Some people always have a bumpy ride filled with one pothole after another. Their road is constantly under construction and they’re driving down the side that hasn’t been repaired yet. Do you know people like that? And, according to them, it’s never their fault.
On the other hand, there are some people that seem to have such an easiness about everything that comes their way. So, continuing with the metaphor, they’re driving down that perfect newly paved road and they’re the only car on the road. It’s like they have their own private freeway to their final destination.
Whether you’re driving an old junker down the road filled with potholes wondering if you’re there yet, or if you’re in a brand new Bentley convertible listening to smooth jazz with the wind blowing through your hair as you glide down the road, is up to you…literally.
Life or Business, the Way You Do One Thing is the Way You Do Everything
It works the same way with your life as your business. And again, which scenario you live out is completely up to you.
It all comes down to your beliefs about who you are, what you deserve and what you’re capable of. And those are all things you can choose to redefine.
So why not create a work/life balance that is cruising down the freeway; a business that’s simple, easy and effortless?
There are always 2 ways to get from point A to point B.
You can do it the long, hard and painful way, or you can do it the simple, easy and effortless way.
When I say effortless, I’m talking about no pain, no strain, enjoyable and fun.
How do you get this kind of ease in your life?
You look at who you really are, what you’re here to do and figure out how you’re going to do it.
The answer to how you do it, if you’re doing it in alignment with your soul’s purpose, will be simple, easy and effortless. That’s just how the world works. Your life flows into your life’s work and you find that work/life balance.
Think about it in terms of that freeway trip again.
When I still lived in the U.S., I would drive from my home at the beach in California to my home in Scottsdale, Arizona every month. It’s a 6-hour drive door to door.
Depending on how you feel about driving, that could be fine or that could look like a horrible way to spend a day. I enjoyed it. If I didn’t enjoy it, I would have flown.
I still love quiet time in the car, enjoying the scenery, watching the changing landscape. Taking the extended time to listen to a complete audio series or uninterrupted phone call time, or just singing to my iPod (which I should only do when I’m alone). Totally up to me. But I enjoy the drive every time.
Why is it so enjoyable?
In this example, I’m following a proven course of action.
If I was doing it without a plan, I’d be anxiously watching every road sign and wondering where I will eat, where I will get gas, where my next turn is.
I’d be totally distracted. I couldn’t enjoy the scenery because I would be completely pre-occupied with basic navigation skills.
But I know exactly where I’m going. I know how I’m going to get there. I have an educated estimate on how long the trip will be. I know what I will encounter along the way. I know where I can stop for gas. I know where I can stop to eat. I know landmarks that tell me if I’m on track to reach my destination by my expected timeline.
Is this starting to sound familiar?
It should. Because this is exactly the same experience you would have if you had created a blueprint for your business.
You’d have that same roadmap that flows effortlessly, that’s simple and easy. For your life, you would already be experiencing this ease and flow if you had created your personal manifesto, which is the foundational document for creating your ageless lifestyle.
I’m not ever going to end up halfway to Scottsdale, sitting in McDonald’s in Yuma, ready to give up and turn around because I’m not sure what to do next…or not sure if this will really work or if I’ll even end up in Scottsdale at all.
And you won’t find me worrying if Scottsdale is really where everybody else thinks I should be headed this time of year.
That would be crazy!
Stop Guessing and Create a Plan
And yet smart people just like you give up every day on having a simple, easy and effortless life and business because they are guessing at where they’re going and hoping the road they’re on will take them someplace they’ll like being.
Maybe you’ve been spinning around in circles with too many people telling you where you should go and what you should do and how you should do it, instead of finding your own voice to listen to.
Get in the driver’s seat of your own vehicle in life.
Consciously chose to move from the lane with the potholes over to the smooth road and feel the breeze flowing through your hair as you enjoy the scenery. Let your life and your business be simple, easy and effortless. It really can be.
It’s time for you to enjoy a simple, easy and effortless business, don’t you think?
Until next time, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Just comment on this post here or on Facebook.
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With over 40 years in sales and marketing, along with 45 years studying human behavior, Lynn Pierce, “The Voice of an Ageless Life and Business,” mentors soul-based entrepreneurs to reach your own personal version of success and an ageless lifestyle. Tell Lynn what the life of your dreams looks like, and she’ll create the blueprints to get you there, along with the sales system to fund it. Author of, “Breakthrough to Success; 19 Keys to Mastering Every Area of Your Life”, Lynn Pierce’s personal growth and business acceleration systems help her clients get three times the results in half the time with one-tenth of the effort. Claim your free special report, “What Do You Stand For” here